Full-size trucks are the backbone of the Canadian pickup market, offering an attractive blend of power, capability, and technology to get the job done in comfort. And while there's no shortage of models to choose from, 2022 sees a new half-ton model that's set to make a strong impact on demanding truck drivers in Georgetown and beyond.
The new 2022 Toyota Tundra builds on the success of the model's previous generations, adding refinements and upgrades in almost every area. The result is a rugged, stylish, and comfortable pickup that offers a high-end alternative to the more familiar models in the showrooms. Here are the essential details you'll want to know before booking a test drive.
Design, Cabin, and Seating Capacity
The 2022 Tundra's profile is rugged but rounded, and built to look equally at home on the highway, the worksite, and the trail. An imposing front grille reflects the power under the hood, leading back to a spacious cabin seating five, complete with a powered rear window giving easy access to the bed. But underneath the smooth stylings, the Tundra boasts engineering designed for rugged capability, with a fully boxed ladder frame lending strength and rigidity for excellent handling.
Powerful Gas Powertrain
The standard 2022 Tundra powertrain is built around a 3.5L twin-turbo V6 gas engine, paired with a ten-speed automatic transmission and either rear-wheel or all-wheel drive. While the V6 design might seem a step down from 2021's V8 mill, in truth the output has risen significantly. Making a generous 389 horsepower and 479lb-ft of torque, the new engine configuration puts the Tundra comfortably above its competitors in this performance bracket.
Advanced Hybrid Option
But if you need even more power delivered alongside low emissions and lean fuel economy, the Tundra Hybrid is the truck for you. The same V6 gas engine combines with an electric motor to deliver a searing 437 horsepower and 583lb-ft of torque, an output that's a match for the toughest tasks.
Towing and Payload
With so much power available under the hood, it's no surprise that the 2022 Tundra offers some highly impressive capability figures. The composite pickup bed is available in sizes ranging from 166cm to fully 245cm, and has a maximum payload rating of 882kg.
But even more striking is the towing performance. A maximum capacity of 5,454kg is backed up by a dedicated set of cameras and sensors to help haul even the heaviest loads with complete control.
Off-Road Excellence with the Tundra TRD Pro
All models of the 2022 Tundra are powerful and confident enough to venture onto tough terrains, but choosing the TRD Pro trim adds a rich set of trail-friendly features to make the Tundra a high-end off-road contender.
The suspension is given a 2.8cm lift for greater ground clearance, and also features enhanced 6.4cm Fox shocks with piggyback oil reservoirs for smoother handling over rocky terrains. There's also a front stabilizer bar, skid plates, and Falken all-terrain tires to add even more to the Tundra's off-road prowess.
But there's one feature that elevates the Tundra above the competition when it comes to trail performance and versatility. Turn on the electronic leveling system and the suspension will be automatically raised at lower speeds, giving more control on difficult surfaces. Once the driving is easier and the speed rises above 29km/h, the suspension will be lowered back to normal for improved highway and cornering performance.
Interior Comfort and Infotainment Technology
While the Tundra may place a strong emphasis on rugged engineering and powerful performance, the interior offers a thoroughly premium experience. Available comforts including leather upholstery, heated and cooled seats, a heated steering wheel, and high-end materials used for all surfaces.
The advanced infotainment features are accessed through an 8" screen at the entry level, with the size soon increasing to a mammoth 14" in the higher trims. Wireless versions of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are both standard for easy smartphone integration, alongside cloud-based navigation with seamless data updates. Essential driving information is provided by an optional 12.3" TFT digital instrument display, while the major infotainment functions can also be accessed using voice recognition technology for easy hands-free control.
Advanced Safety Features
Every trim in the 2022 Tundra lineup is supplied with the Toyota Safety Sense 2.5 system, offering an enviable range of active safety and driver assist features. Key standard and available highlights include:
- Trailer merge warnings with automatic length sensing.
- Forward collision warnings with pedestrian and cyclist detection.
- Automated emergency braking and evasive steering assist.
- Lane departure warnings and keep assist.
- Adaptive cruise control.
Experience the 2022 Toyota Tundra in Georgetown
Discover what the 2022 Toyota Tundra could do for your work, play, and everything in between with a test drive from our Georgetown dealership. If you're looking for a full-size pickup that combines power, personality, and upscale comfort, the Tundra is the truck to beat.